Monday, July 30, 2007

People... I don't have time to deal w/ you right now...

I ~must~ read Harry Potter! I can not be bothered with such things as work, bills, deadlines, ect. Can't you see that I'm trying to read? tee hee hee

I'm rereading the 6th book in order to refresh my memory since it's been over a year since I last read "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". I am no where near the end...heck I haven't even reached the middle! My mom and co-worker have both finished the 7th and final book but neither will answer my questions (not that I want to know everything, but a tidbit here and there wouldn't hurt!!) but neither of them will say a word. On one hand, I appreciate it but on the other it's almost painful! :^) Such problems to have!! ha ha ha!

Expect a big update (w/ pics) from Callan's 1st bday party tomorrow!! I need to upload & edited pics tonight. Was too tired last nite from all the festivites and a crazy fun weekend. Oh, what fun the party was:) Perfect day for it too! More tomorrow:)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

How is it Thursday already??

It's been an absolutely crazy week and a half! It's been filled with huge ups!! (No downs! YAY!) My mom and I went to the AQHA Regional Experience in St. Paul last Wednesday at the crack of was so hot and humid as we unloaded Faith and all the horse stuff. Ick! The rest of the week was absolutely perfect! It was barely 80 degrees the rest of the week. Nice and cool...just the way I like it:^) The Regional Experience was great! I was Reserve Champion in Novice Amateur Showmanship (out of 40) and 5th in Amateur Showmanship (out of 30)!!! I was top 10 in everything else (including trail!!!) except for HUS and that class we made the finals and ended up 14th. Not too bad for a short fat halter horse!! Lance met us there on Thursday and said this was his favorite show. I have to agree with him! So far, at least! It was like a mini Congress. We will definitely be going back next year!

It has been crazy hot and humid here. I do not do hot unless it's in my bikini, on a beach, with a lounge chair, corona, and a cabana boy!! Then this weather is perfect but not while I have to work, ride, unload the trailer, ect. Today is suppose to cool off slightly so I'm going to ride Faith after work (she's had 2 of the last 3 days off) and pray that it's not too hot in the barn and arena. Is it fall yet??????? Soon hopefully!! I need to get some cleaning done too...must put down the scrapbook stuff...don't want too....must clean the house....don't want too!!! ha ha ha!

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Happy Friday!!

At least it is for me!! Actually it's only Tuesday but I am off for the rest of the week so YAY! Faith and I are going to the Regional Experience horse show in St. Paul, MN for 5 days. My mom is coming with me and Lance will meet us there as soon as he's done working in Mason City, IA. This is my first time to a Regional Experience so I'm excited to try it out. It's also my first time showing in St. Paul at the fair grounds. It's suppose to be painfully hot this weekend it fall yet? Oh well!

The puppies are going to G&G Haugen's while we are gone. They absolutely love it out there! Lot's of room to run and play plus they love to swim in the lake. I'm sure they will come home very tired!

Well, I'm heading off to the barn to work Faith then wash and band her. We're leaving at ~O' dark thirty~ tomorrow so I' want to get everything ready to go early so I can get to good sleep.

I'll be back Sunday evening so I'll be updating this on Monday:^)

Have a great week!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Finally Friday!!! Even if it's Friday the 13th! EEK!!!

Actually Friday the 13th doesn't bother me at all. It's just another happy friday to me! I've had a busy week. Fun but busy! I had another awesome ride on Faith yesterday. Chris and I rode together and the Moms came to watch and harass us. We then went to Chris's house to give Rosie (her other horse) a shot and change. We visited with Jeff (her hubby) and Miss Quinn (daughter) for awhile and then went out to eat. The food was awesome (Texas Roadhouse) even if the waiter was giving us the ~How you doin'?~ look (Joey from Friends) the whole time. He was cute though...kind of a Jake Gyllanhaul (sp??) look-alike. So, I didn't get home until after 10pm, then had to deal with the dogs and house crap and finally crashed at 11:30-ish. Too late for me!!! Especially since I'm up at 5:15am for work! Ugh....

So...what's on the agenda for the weekend?? Well, I'm riding, getting my nails done, maybe some shopping, cleaning the house, scrapping, cleaning and loading the horse trailer for my show next week, ..... hmmm....that list doesn't leave a whole lot of lounge around time. Maybe next week! Oh, I'm on call too! Go go go!! That's how it is with us:^)

Well, I'm totally rambling and it's 10 minutes to 4pm so I am going to consider my weekend officially here!!!! YAY!!!!!

Enjoy your weekend and I'll blog on Monday!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Not done yet...

but will be soon. Yesterday was just too gorgeous to sit inside and work on the computer. Once I did get inside I had to work on making Callan's 1st bday card. She'll be 1 this Saturday!! Wow, how time flies!
Last night, as I was driving home from the barn, I saw the most beautiful rainbow in the sky. It was so close to the ground. I was taking pictures with my cell phone like crazy! I know...not very safe but the pics are great. Once I figure out how to move the pics from my celly to the computer, I'll post them. Today is another gorgeous day outside...feels like fall! My favorite time of year:^)
Speaking of last night, I had one of the most amazing rides on Faith. She was going along so nice. I think she is finally feeling great again. She has been sore in the back and shoulders from working so hard this spring. I had her massaged and the chiropractor adjusted her. It's made a world of difference! YAY!!! Hopefully the show next week will be successful.
I have a couple of new adventures/projects (scrap-related) in the works so I need to work on those tonight after my appointment. I'll update you with those and hopefully pictures of what I'm working on tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I love this new site! SO SO SO much easier to use than the ~other~ one. I am here to stay!

So...I have been a horrible blogger but this will change. That can be my summer resolution! I really enjoy blogging but that other site was NOT very user friendly. This is much better. for the recap of our life for the last couple of weeks. We'll start with July 4th. Lance and I and a bunch of friends went tubing down the Ottertail River. What a blast! There were so many people there. We had to wait in line for 45 minutes before we even got our tubes. I have never, ever waited in line there. It was so worth it. When we got off the river, around 5-6pm-ish, there was a line longer than the one we had to stand in. EEK! Then we ran to my mom's house to visit for a while and then on to Lake Floyd to visit Lance's side of the family at the Olson reunion. By the time we got home, we were wiped out. We didn't go watch fireworks because our neighbors (about 2 blocks away) lined their whole side of the street with fireworks. What a show!! So we sat on our driveway and watched those. Teddy was going nuts. He hates fireworks but Scout didn't care at all. He just went to sleep.

All the kids are doing great! Scout is still shedding like no tomorrow. I think he's going to shed until the day the snow flies. EEK!! Our vacuum has been working overtime for sure. We found some lumps on Scout's leg and chest. He's going to the vet in 2 weeks to get them checked out. The vet tech that Lance talked to said the locations were odd and didn't like the way they sounded. Hopefully he will be fine. He's a big, strong dog who's health has done nothing but improve since we've had him. Between the daily walks of about 35-45 minutes and the glucosamine pills, Scout is looking great. He's been really good for my weight loss too! :^)

Lance is on the road again. He left this morning for his big SD and IA trip. He'll meet me in St.Paul at my horse show next week. I'm planning on getting a lot of cleaning and organizing done. We need to make up for all the playing and not working at home we've been doing. It's been fun though!

Well, I need to go ride my horse. It's a beautiful, cool day (~70 degrees) so I am in 7th heaven. There is nothing I like more than to ride when it's cool out.
I'll write more tomorrow. K


Testing 1,2,3.... :^)

I'm testing out a new blog spot....must play with it a little more before I fully commit to switching over to this site.

More later,